Archive for November, 2004

“That’s a really big … book, you have there…”

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004

Who knew that 18th-century British literature could be used as a pick-up line? So, I’ve been carrying around Tom Jones for the last several weeks, making my way slowly through Fielding’s tortured prose. On several occasions, I’ve taken it with me to Chipotle, where I have lunch maybe once a week. And apparently the Fielding […]

I am not a professional

Thursday, November 18th, 2004

Perhaps this is not news. But it hit me this afternoon, as I spent more time at the paper cutter than ever before in my cumulative experience, that my job still involves menial tasks. This is not what I would expect from a college degree and five years’ experience (with increasing responsibility, as job descriptions […]

Oh, the horror!

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

I would have thought that nothing could trump the sadness of the election, that nothing could prevent November 3, 2004, from going down as “the day we lost to Bush, again.” TiVo has a funny way of surprising you, though. November 3, 2004, will now be known as “the day our TiVo blew up.” We […]

Part II

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

So, Kerry conceded at 11:00 EST. First the Patriots’ 21-game winning streak was broken. Then the Rockets lost their season opener. And now this. The Red Sox victory has already lost its shine.

“Defeat may serve as well as victory…”

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

Ah, who am I kidding? I never liked John Kerry as much as Al Gore. My first thought upon waking up to the news on the radio this morning was, “Well, thank G-d I didn’t get attached to John Kerry.” I do think it’s sad and wrong that in the United States, we don’t have […]